Safe Harbor Climbing

Type of climbing: Sport Climbing

Location Safe Harbor North: Enola Low Grade Trail/River Road map

Location Safe Harbor South: Green Hill Road map

Land ownership and management: Conestoga Township (South) & Manor Township (North)

Current Access: Open

SCPC Ambassadors: Laura & Ryan Miller

Additional Information: Safe Harbor is a climbing area originally bolted in the 60's & 70's and divided into tow distinctive locations, Safe Harbor South & Safe Harbor North. Access has historically been contentious and restricted, with both local townships only recently opening access to the public after years of closure. It is primarily a single pitch sport crag known for a thin, crimpy style on slightly slab walls.  Safe Harbor also offers some traditional routes, multi-pitch sport and/or trad routes, at varying levels of difficulty with the bulk in the moderate 5.9 -5.11 range.  There is a mini route guide located here, and full approach/parking/route information on Mountain Project here.

 
 
 Safe Harbor Climbing t-shirts

Safe Harbor Climbing t-shirts

T-shirts free with $20 donation

New Safe Harbor climbing T-shirts are free with your $20 donation to SCPC. We are excited to announce that the Safe Harbor Climbing organization is now a part of @scpclimbers. 100% of proceeds go to maintaining the Safe Harbor bathroom and other related maintenance expenses. Design by @luckystreaktees.  

Price: $20 

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

 
 Eric Horst on Wonderama, not long after his first ascent (25 years ago).

Eric Horst on Wonderama, not long after his first ascent (25 years ago).

safe harbor south

Safe Harbor South is the more popular, accessible, and concentrated climbing area, located in Conestoga Township. This area has a number of classic climbs with the bulk of climbs in the moderate range.  Classics include Hydroman (5.11a), Autumn Arch (5.10b), Wonderama (5.12a), and Blood, Sugar, Magic (5.11d). 

 
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Safe harbor north

Safe Harbor North is located only a few miles from Safe Harbor South, but the area is more spread out and offers longer, steeper climbing for the most part.  With a more alpine-like feel, Safe Harbor North offers routes that may  require longer ropes or multiple pitches. The belay area is typically more shaded and tends to be 10-15 feet off of the rail trail, with a less "kid friendly" belay ledge than offered at Safe Harbor South.